Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Is it safe?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Is it safe?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
is it safe for me to overclock should i ? and how thanks
btw whats an ssd card
Dovahkiin
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 950 @4.2 GHz ASUS P6T SE ASUS GeForce GTX 590  corsair dominator gt 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1 TB WD 2TB WD Caviar GREEN LG EK HF Supreme Water Block  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCP655B With Speed Control Black Ice SR1 480 Radiator XSPC Razor GTX590 GPU Water Block Windows 7 home premium x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung BX2450 LG W2286L Razer blackwidow ultimate Corsair 1200 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CaseLabs Magnum TH10 Razer mamba & G500 steelseries 4HD razer megalodon 
  hide details  
Reply
Dovahkiin
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 950 @4.2 GHz ASUS P6T SE ASUS GeForce GTX 590  corsair dominator gt 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1 TB WD 2TB WD Caviar GREEN LG EK HF Supreme Water Block  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCP655B With Speed Control Black Ice SR1 480 Radiator XSPC Razor GTX590 GPU Water Block Windows 7 home premium x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung BX2450 LG W2286L Razer blackwidow ultimate Corsair 1200 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CaseLabs Magnum TH10 Razer mamba & G500 steelseries 4HD razer megalodon 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 6
OC'ing is never safe

you gotta know what ur doing
if not u end up burning down ur cpu
and lose ur warranty with it

SSD = solid state disk (practicly a HDD but then difrent)
post #3 of 6
Gday Manu,

i wouldn't recommend overclocking your processor if you haven't got a aftermarket cooler, once you get a aftermarket cooler, you should be able to overclock through your motherboards BIOS (basic input output system)

A SSD card if im thinking of what your saying is basically a SSD drive that uses a pcie lane for even more performance,
Black Mist
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom x4 955 Gigabyte 790xt-usb3 XFX 5850 4gb Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500gb WD green Asus Dvd/CD burner Windows 7 Ultimate 23inch Aoc 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 600w Coolermaster Coolermaster Haf 932 Microsoft Sidewinder x5 
Mouse Pad
Alienware Hard cover 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Mist
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom x4 955 Gigabyte 790xt-usb3 XFX 5850 4gb Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500gb WD green Asus Dvd/CD burner Windows 7 Ultimate 23inch Aoc 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 600w Coolermaster Coolermaster Haf 932 Microsoft Sidewinder x5 
Mouse Pad
Alienware Hard cover 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 6
Overclocking is not safe - You will loose your warrenty - so It's kind of a game - The lifetime of you hardware may be shorter than normal (maybe like 5-7 years lifetime).

When that is said. You can gain alot of ekstra power from you system, while overclocking, because you practicaly are "tuning" the hardware. Typicali CPU, GPU and RAMs.
If you think yourself about, holdning an eye on your temepratures are not too high (Not above 75c while under a heavy load I would say as a rule of thumb). Then you SHOULD be okay - this is not a garuantee though.

If you are willing to take the risk, then read about how to, the basics and such. You can find alot of information in this forum, and I'm sure there is other people with same hardware as you that are overclocked.

And as other people say - please don't push your hardware on stock cooling - those are only designet to cool the hardware as it is stock - get some aftermarket.

Don't push you hardware too much at the time, and keep an eye on temperatures, and you should be fine! .. Best of luck.

For myself: I have been overclocking for years - Only ONCE blew up some hardware - it was an old TNT2 graphic card, for those people who can remember them - But I pushed it way beyond what you would normally do.

And an SSD is a Solid State Disc - It's a very fast way to read and write data to it compared to a normal harddrive that have spinning magnetic plates.
Additinal information can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive
Edited by FreakaZoidDK - 4/12/11 at 7:30am
Main PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 760 2.8GHz @ 4.0GHz Asus P7P55D 2x Sapphire HD 5770 in CF 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB WD - Next: SSD LiteOn DVD Burner Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x HP S2031a 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Corsair TX650 Chieftec Bravo 2x Logitech MX1000 (No flat battery) 
Mouse Pad
Icemat v2 
  hide details  
Reply
Main PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 760 2.8GHz @ 4.0GHz Asus P7P55D 2x Sapphire HD 5770 in CF 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB WD - Next: SSD LiteOn DVD Burner Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x HP S2031a 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Corsair TX650 Chieftec Bravo 2x Logitech MX1000 (No flat battery) 
Mouse Pad
Icemat v2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
thanks guys i think im not gonna oc
Dovahkiin
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 950 @4.2 GHz ASUS P6T SE ASUS GeForce GTX 590  corsair dominator gt 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1 TB WD 2TB WD Caviar GREEN LG EK HF Supreme Water Block  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCP655B With Speed Control Black Ice SR1 480 Radiator XSPC Razor GTX590 GPU Water Block Windows 7 home premium x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung BX2450 LG W2286L Razer blackwidow ultimate Corsair 1200 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CaseLabs Magnum TH10 Razer mamba & G500 steelseries 4HD razer megalodon 
  hide details  
Reply
Dovahkiin
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 950 @4.2 GHz ASUS P6T SE ASUS GeForce GTX 590  corsair dominator gt 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1 TB WD 2TB WD Caviar GREEN LG EK HF Supreme Water Block  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCP655B With Speed Control Black Ice SR1 480 Radiator XSPC Razor GTX590 GPU Water Block Windows 7 home premium x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung BX2450 LG W2286L Razer blackwidow ultimate Corsair 1200 Watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CaseLabs Magnum TH10 Razer mamba & G500 steelseries 4HD razer megalodon 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 6
look people keep saying its not safe, but thats only if you dont know what your doing. the only risk in overclocking your proccessor is frying it with too much voltage or reducing the lifespan with voltage.

but heres the thing. you can overclock your cpu without increasing the voltage. with my cpu I can hit 3.8ghz with stock voltage. so there is no danger or risk in it, but I gain an extra 20% in performance!!!

and your warranty is only void if you tell them you have been overclocking. there is no way for them to actually know that the cpu has been overclocked.

heres a guide, give it a read then make your decision. dont listen to any of us, make up your own decision

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-i7-920-a.html
Cyberdyne
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930k sabertooth x79 gtx 1060 rip jaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
kingston hyperx 3000k 1.0Tb WD Green 1.0Tb WD Black Corsair H100 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
win 7 64bit 23in syncmaster px2370 3x dell 1908fpt Rosewill rk9100 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
hx750 NZXT m59 logi G9x College Writing Skills with readings 8th edition 
Audio
sony 100w 5.1ch 
  hide details  
Reply
Cyberdyne
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930k sabertooth x79 gtx 1060 rip jaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
kingston hyperx 3000k 1.0Tb WD Green 1.0Tb WD Black Corsair H100 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
win 7 64bit 23in syncmaster px2370 3x dell 1908fpt Rosewill rk9100 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
hx750 NZXT m59 logi G9x College Writing Skills with readings 8th edition 
Audio
sony 100w 5.1ch 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Is it safe?